CTV News At Six

CTV Montréal continues a month of celebrity weather broadcasts with Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Anthony Calvillo at the helm of its second instalment airing tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. ET.

Calvillo’s weathercast follows last week’s weather news brought to viewers by Canadiens’ Defenceman P.K. Subban, during a four-week special series of surprise weathercasters on CTV NEWS AT SIX.

Calvillo, the all-time professional football passing yards leader, three-time Grey Cup championship winner, and Alouettes’ star quarterback joins CTV Weather Expert Lori Graham in the CTV Weather Centre for a crash course in meteorology. With his best game face, Calvillo is then on his own to deliver the weather forecast that evening for viewers. Continue reading »

CTV Toronto announced today that Michelle Dubé has been named Co-Anchor with Ken Shaw of Toronto’s #1 newscasts: CTV News at Six and CTV News at Noon.

Already well known to CTV News viewers as a reporter and a fill-in anchor, Dubé will continue to file reports while co-helming newscasts.

“I am proud and excited to join Ken, and spend time with our viewers each day,” said Dubé. “My goal is to deliver the news with the same professionalism viewers have come to expect from this newsroom. I also hope we can have some fun along the way.” Continue reading »

CTV Montréal announced that Paul Karwatsky is the new co-anchor of the station’s flagship newscast CTV NEWS AT SIX, as well as CTV NEWS AT NOON, alongside veteran broadcaster Mutsumi Takahashi.

For the past three years, Karwatsky has anchored the weekend edition of CTV NEWS AT SIX and CTV NEWS at 11:30 p.m. and reported for the station’s top-rated newscasts. 

“Paul is a native Montréaler with a passion for news, this city and the province,” said Jed Kahane, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Montréal. “His authenticity and credibility have always resonated with our viewers, and we are delighted to see him step into this new position and this new challenge”.

“Continuity is one of the great strengths of CTV Montréal,” said incoming Vice-President and General Manager Louis Douville. “So being able to look to our own staff and promote from within is something I think our viewers will embrace. Paul knows our audience well, and they know him.”

Karwatsky is a graduate of Concordia University, where he studied journalism and political science. He joined CTV in 2005 and has been reporting on the air from day one. He has covered everything from the collapse of the De la Concorde overpass to provincial elections and city hall.

“I’ve been at CTV for seven years, but really I’ve been connected to the station my entire life, as a viewer,” said Karwatsky. “To have the opportunity to step into this position is an incredible honor, but also a great challenge as a journalist who takes his responsibility to the public very seriously.” 

“I’m absolutely delighted to be working alongside Paul,” said Mutsumi Takahashi. “I’ve come to know him not only as a good friend, but as an outstanding journalist, and I think he’ll bring new energy and a new perspective to our newscasts.”

Since the beginning of January, Karwatsky has been filling in on CTV NEWS AT NOON and SIX broadcasts on an interim basis. His new assignment is effective immediately.

The most-watched television program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec is preparing to hit the road and deliver its supper hour newscast up close and personal in five locations over five nights.

Anchors Graham Richardson and Carol Anne Meehan will be joined by weathercaster J.J. Clarke and sports director Terry Marcotte for the CTV NEWS AT SIX “Hometown Tour” during the week of September 12 – 16. 

The five stops include:

Pembroke The Waterfront September 12

Arnprior Robert Simpson Park September 13

Cornwall Lamoreaux Park September 14

Brockville Armagh Sifton Price ParkSeptember 15

Merrickville Blockhouse Park September 16 


“We are doing the whole show on location,” said Louis Douville, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Ottawa. “Those who come to see our live broadcast will see everything we do in front of and behind the cameras. There is no better way to connect with the people who invite us into their homes each and every night, than to visit their communities in person from time to time.”

Preceding each CTV NEWS AT SIX broadcast, all four on-air personalities will meet and greet fans and viewers in attendance. M&M Meats will be on site at each tour stop hosting a barbecue, with proceeds going to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. 

CTV NEWS AT SIX is the most-watched program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. CTV Ottawa remains the only local television station with more than one million viewers weekly. On March 12, 2011 the station celebrated its 50th anniversary.

CTV Ottawa’s local weekend information programs are getting a new look including changes to two of the most-watched shows in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

CTV NEWS AT SIX with Kimothy Walker will expand to a full-hour program on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Sept. 10. And, beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, REGIONAL CONTACT will move from its 6:30 p.m. timeslot on Saturdays, to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. 

CTV Ottawa viewers have demonstrated their commitment to local news by consistently choosing CTV News programs above the competition. All of CTV Ottawa’s local news franchises are #1 in their respective timeslots including CTV NEWS AT SIX weekdays (#1) and CTV WEEKEND NEWS (#2).

“CTV Ottawa now has an opportunity to better serve local viewers with an expanded newscast on Saturdays and scheduling REGIONAL CONTACT on Sundays,” said Louis Douville, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Ottawa. “Our research has shown us what our viewers have consistently told us time and again: that they want as much quality local news and information as possible. These changes will enable us to help deliver that.” 

Promoted as heart-and-soul television, award-winning REGIONAL CONTACT has been a mainstay for local viewers for more than three decades. Hosts Kathie Donovan and Joel Haslam will be return for their 14th consecutive season together beginning Sunday, Sept. 25. REGIONAL CONTACT showcases the talents and personalities of people living in CTV Ottawa’s vast coverage area. 

CTV Ottawa remains the only television station in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec with more than one million viewers weekly. On March 12th, 2011 the station celebrated its 50th anniversary of broadcasting.

The BBM Canada Spring 2011 ratings were released yesterday, and CTV NEWS AT SIX with Carol Anne Meehan and Graham Richardson remains the most-watched television program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec among Adults 18+. With more than 132,000 viewers, CTV NEWS AT SIX delivered its largest audience since Fall 1999.

Along with Richardson and Meehan, CTV NEWS AT SIX features weathercaster J.J. Clarke and Sports Director Terry Marcotte. Head-to-head at supper time, the CTV Ottawa newscast has a 34.1 share against CBC Ottawa’s 6.9 share in the Ottawa-Gatineau market. 

All of CTV Ottawa’s local news franchises are #1 in their respective timeslots including CTV NEWS AT 11:30, CTV NEWS WEEKENDS and CTV NEWS AT NOON.

Additionally, TECH NOW enjoyed a 21% increase in audience while REGIONAL CONTACT is up over 17%.

Louis Douville, CTV Ottawa Vice-President and General Manager, noted the station worked hard throughout the Spring to deliver the best newscasts possible. 

“Whether we were the first to broadcast live from the opening of the new Convention Centre here in Ottawa or covering our national election campaign, or having Graham Richardson co-host the 6 p.m. news for an entire week from London, England during the Royal Wedding, our dedicated staff is committed to delivering what matters most to our viewers, from a local perspective,” said Douville. 

This Spring also marked CTV Ottawa’s 50th anniversary of broadcasting in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The station aired stories, vignettes and retrospectives leading up to its anniversary date of March 12, 2011. 

CTV Ottawa is home to 9 of the Top 10 shows in the market. The Top 3 shows are all locally produced by CTV Ottawa: CTV NEWS AT SIX (#1), CTV WEEKEND NEWS with Kimothy Walker (#2) and REGIONAL CONTACT with Kathie Donovan and Joel Haslam (#3).

CTV Ottawa remains the only television station in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec with more than one million viewers weekly. 

CTV News is the most-watched local news in the Saskatoon market, according to BBM Canada’s Spring 2011 Ratings Report. CTV NEWS AT SIX is watched by 32,600 viewers*, an increase of 48% from last spring. 

“CTV News is strongly connected to our community,” said Doug Lett, News Director, CTV Saskatoon. “We are proud that every day our viewers invite us into their homes and trust us to deliver the stories that are relevant to them.”

“We believe in providing the very best in news and entertainment programming,” said Wade Moffatt, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatchewan.

CTV Saskatoon is also #1 for entertainment programming, with a 14% increase in prime time viewing and 10 of the Top 10 regularly scheduled programs, with CTV NEWS AT SIX, THE BIG BANG THEORY, CRIMINAL MINDS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MENTALIST, AMERICAN IDOL (WEDNESDAY) , TELEMIRACLE TELETHON, CTV WEEKEND NEWS AT SIX, and $#*! MY DAD SAYS.

CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada’s largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at ctv.ca. 

Source BBM Canada Spring 2011. *All figures are persons Aged 2+, Saskatoon Extended Market.

6:00pm – Friday, April 29 on CTV

Live hits from London from the Bell Media Royal Wedding broadcast team.

The BBM Canada Fall 2010 ratings report was issued today and revealed that CTV continues to be Edmonton’s #1 choice for television news seven days a week. 

CTV NEWS AT SIX continues to be the #1 television program in the market and leads the list of the Top 20 most-watched programs, including 13 from CTV.* CTV NEWS AT SIX averaged 121,100 viewers from 6 -7 p.m.* 

“Local news plays such an important part in maintaining our sense of community,” said Lloyd Lewis, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Edmonton. “We are proud of the leadership role we play.” 

“We are guided by truth, fairness and urgency in service to our community,” said Glenn Kubish, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Edmonton. “It’s most gratifying that our viewers appreciate and respond so enthusiastically to these efforts.” 

Beyond the success of local news, CTV also enjoyed another successful season of entertainment programming. Returning hits like THE MENTALIST, and new shows such as BLUE BLOODS and UNDERCOVER BOSS, allowed CTV to lead regularly scheduled programming with 13 of the Top 20 shows.*


Top 20 Regularly Scheduled Programs in Edmonton:

Edmonton EM, Adults 18+, BBM Fall 2010



2. Global News 6 p.m. Global


4. Global National Global

5. Global Early News Global






11. House Global

12. Hawaii 5-0 Global


14. Global News Hour Sunday Global

15. Survivor: Nicaragua Global